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Dr Paul Yoo

  • Overview

    Overview

    Biography

    Paul is currently Senior Lecturer in Data Analytics in the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems and the Deputy Director for Knowledge Exchange in the Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics (BIDA). Prior to this, he held academic/research posts in Cranfield (Defence Academy of the UK), Sydney (USyd) and South Korea (KAIST). He trained originally as a data scientist with degrees from the University of Sydney, Australia. In his career, he has amassed more than ninety prestigious journal and conference publications, has been awarded more than US$ 2.3 million in project funding, and a number of prestigious international and national awards for his work in advanced data analytics, machine learning and secure systems research, notably IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, Rozetta Award (f.k.a CMCRC), Emirates Foundation Research Award, and the ICT Fund Award. Most recently, he won the prestigious Samsung award for research to protect IoT devices using machine-learning approach and Research England’s Global Challenge Research Fund (GCRF).

    Paul currently serves as an Associate Editor for ACM Computing Surveys (Q1), IEEE Transactions on Sustainable Computing (Q1) and IEEE Access (Q1). He had served as an Editor for IEEE COMML (Q1) (big data and machine learning areas) from 2014 to 2019. He is also affiliated with the University of Sydney and Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) as a Visiting Professor. Paul is a Senior Member of the IEEE and a Fellow of HEA.

    He is also a Founder and Chair of the BIDA's data-driven cyber security lab. This lab has set out on a journey to bridge the gap between the advancement of machine learning and the progression of cyber security with the objective of creating the next generation intelligent cyber defence and security research environment for future cyber warfare, including the applications of cyber physical systems (e.g., autonomous vehicle). The lab is now a home for 11 PhD students. 

    His general research area is machine learning and data science with particular interest in cyber defence and security and secure systems.

    Paul has supervised a number of PhD/MSc by Research students to completion. Please feel free to contact him about research degree (PhD/MPhil) and internship opportunities.

    Qualifications

    • PhD in Engineering, University of Sydney, Australia, 2009
    • Fellow, Higher Education Academy, 2019

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    Administrative responsibilities

    • Programme Director, Digital Tech Solutions (Software)
    • Deputy Director for Knowledge Exchange, Birkbeck Institute for Data Analytics (BIDA)

    Professional memberships

    • Senior Member, IEEE

    Honours and awards

    • Samsung Global Research Outreach Award, Samsung, January 2017
    • IEEE Outstanding Leadership Award, IEEE, January 2013

    ORCID

    0000-0001-7665-8616
  • Supervision and teaching

    Supervision and teaching

    Supervision

    Current doctoral researchers

    • ZAID ALMAHMOUD
    • ALBERTO MATUOZZO
    • DILARA UYSAL
    • FOTIOS NASTIS
    • GASSO MWALUSEKE
    • GURMENDER ATWAL
    • LAWRENCE OLUSANYA
    • NEIL MACKINNON

    Doctoral alumni

    • SEONGIL HAN

    Teaching

    Teaching modules

    • Foundations of Data Science II (BUCI070H5)
    • Applied Machine Learning (BUCI077H7)
    • Research Methods (COIY055H7)
    • Dummy module - change event title (ROOM000Z0)
  • Publications

    Publications

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